Joint Research Project Findings: AOM & Sydney University at Future of HVAC 2018
Last year, Air and Odor Management (AOM) Australia and Sydney University have acquired a joint research grant from Innovation Connections. By assisting businesses to understand their research needs, connect them with research sectors and fund collaborative research projects, the ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help businesses develop innovative products and services available for the market.
The 6-month full-time research project started in October 2017 with the goal to:
- Generate improved understanding of the characteristics of commercial kitchen exhaust. Based on works which have been started by ASHRAE to determine the characteristics of commercial kitchen exhaust. The project will study AS1668.2-2012 Type 4 (high grease) and Type 5 (solid fuel) cooking exhaust.
- Design and implement a standardized testing method to test the efficiencies of filtration equipment on commercial kitchen exhaust. This is also derived from works which have been started by ASHRAE. For example, current filtration standards for electrostatic precipitators often used in commercial kitchen exhaust filtration are based on dust spot efficiency tests (MERV) which have not been proven to correctly characterize commercial kitchen exhaust. The project will also look to include efficiencies in odor mitigation which has not yet been studied.
- Test filtration efficiencies of the main type of filtration technologies currently found on the market. Testing will aim to determine the filtration efficiencies on grease particles, smoke particles, odor as well as solid fuel contaminants using a range of filtration technologies including grease filters, UV lights, Electrostatic precipitators, Carbon filters, and Ozone-injection. (Source)
The research project has now come to an end and the results will be presented at ‘The Future of HVAC 2018’.
Now in its fifth year, The Future of HVAC is one of the most well-attended conferences in the Australian HVAC&R industry. It attracts a broad range of stakeholders beyond mechanical engineering consultants and contractors, including ESD professionals, architects, tenants, building developers and investors, regulators, researchers, product and technology professionals, service providers, property and facility managers, educators and trainers, energy suppliers, workplace designers and more.
This highly anticipated event will be held on September 12 – 13 in Etihad Stadium – Melbourne, Australia.
Air & Odor Management (AOM) Australia and Sydney University will leverage the findings in its businesses, and together with an evaluation of effectiveness, we also aim to deliver new technologies as solutions to the industry.